More Africa NewsEgypt signs partnership with Romania to collaborate on digital transformation

September 30, 2022by myles0

Citizen-centric digital transformation is a key factor in the Egyptian government’s 2030 development agenda. To achieve this goal, Cairo is increasing investments and other initiatives in the ICT sector. 

Egypt’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) on Wednesday (September 28th) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Romania’s National Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority. The collaboration will focus in particular on cooperation and the exchange of experiences in the fields of the development of organizational policies and strategies, as well as the building of human capacities in the field of digital transformation.

The MoU also provides for the coordination of many technical issues in the field of telecommunications regulation, the exchange of experiences on issues related to the development of regulatory policies and strategies, and the discussion of best practices. in the area of ​​emerging regulatory challenges for both countries.

The signing of this memorandum of understanding takes place on the sidelines of the conference of plenipotentiaries of the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) which is being held in the Romanian capital from September 26 to October 14. It is part of the strengthening of international cooperation between Egypt and Romania in the field of telecommunications regulation.

This collaboration is part of the actions undertaken by the Egyptian government as part of the realization of Egypt’s national digital transformation strategy. Called “Digital Egypt 2030”, it aims to “  achieve the digital economy through ICT, in order to guarantee prosperity, freedom and social equity for all  ”. For the 2022-2023 financial year, Cairo has planned to spend $319.1 million on digital transformation and cybersecurity.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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